Illinois State coach Dan Muller may be taking the tack that if you can’t beat ‘em, troll ‘em.
The NCAA tournament selection committee snubbed the Redbirds from the field of 68 despite a 27-6 record, which signals the committee didn’t put much stock in the quality of their “quality wins,” a key factor in breaking ties between candidates.
Muller lamented Sunday that you can’t beat more “quality” teams if they refuse to schedule you, so he took to Twitter on Monday to appeal to the Power 5 conference schools to consider scheduling the Redbirds next season and also take a subtle dig at the selection process.
“ACC BIG 10 BIG 12 SEC PAC 12 BIG EAST. It’s me again. Looking 4 home & home next year. Pls call me 4 chance 4 QUALITY road win, top 33 RPI,” he tweeted with an emoji version of himself impatiently tapping its foot next to the words, “I’m waiting.”
A good friend of mine is an ISU graduate and a college basketball nut and, whoa, is she ever upset by that NCAA snub.
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